By: Ryan Chandler

Texas Alliance for Life pointed to data from Texas Health and Human Services that shows 41 abortions have been performed under the ban’s medical exceptions since the ban went into effect.

“We know that doctors are intervening and they are not being disciplined or prosecuted for that intervention,” Texas Alliance for Life’s Amy O’Donnell said. “There is nothing in law that says a woman’s death has to be imminent that she has to become septic or that her baby’s heart has to stop beating before a doctor can intervene and exercise reasonable medical judgment to save the life of the mother.”

By: Ryan Chandler

On Monday, however, Texas Alliance for Life said there is no need to change the law to accomplish that.

“Our laws are very clear,” Amy O’Donnell with the Alliance for Life said. “We have heard stories of doctors who say they need further clarification. And we believe that that clarification should come in the same way that it comes for doctors regarding other legislative laws that have passed that affect their practice, and that’s through the various boards that provide that clarification for them, as well as for nurses and for pharmacists. The laws do not need to be changed.”

By: Julianna Russ, Mercedez Hernandez

The 2023 Texas Rally for Life, hosted by Texas Alliance for Life, began at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Capitol. This was the group’s first rally since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision and Senate Bill 8 went into effect in Texas.

Organizers of the rally said the event was meant to bring anti-abortion advocates, faith leaders and elected officials together to march in support of the right to life.

Governor Greg Abbott attended the event and was the keynote speaker. According to a statement, he said he expected thousands of anti-abortion Texans to join the rally.

By: Ryan Chandler

The Texas Alliance for Life said thousands of Texans were planning to join Gov. Greg Abbott and anti-abortion activists at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, set to commemorate their first gathering since the end of Roe v. Wade.

“We’re going to celebrate, but also acknowledge that our work is not finished,” TAL’s Amy O’Donnell said.

Activists and elected officials on both sides of the issue are adamant that the end of Roe is not the end of their advocacy.

For Texas Alliance for Life, that means enforcing bans on unprescribed abortion pills and securing more funding for the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program.